We're adding some Tennesee Fainting Goats!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Solsken Farm, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    My farrier was here today and one of here clients needs to rehome her two fainting goats. 2 girls! I did some maneuvering with my husgand (who is so overrun with chickens, etc) and he gave the okay. We are picking them up Monday. I am SOOOOOOOOOO exicited. We have 3 dwarf nigerians and we love them, but they are whethers.

    So now I can plan for a kid or two.....and some milk and cheese making.

    Anyone have anything to share about them? I will post pics when they arrive. I have wanted one of these for a long time....[​IMG]
     
  2. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    so jealous.......[​IMG]
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    That's great! I have heard a lot about the breed, they seem like great goats. Can't wait to see pictures!
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I LOVE fainting goats!!! Although they aren't really fainting, but it's funny to see anyways!
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    My husband would be very jealous! He loves those goats.
     
  6. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    When they get there give them time and patience and maybe they will warm up to you. They are a different type of goat as they are basically a meat goat like a Boer. Some take time and when they see you feeding and petting the others some will warm up. If you breed them I would breed to a Nigi or something small depending on their size. They can be trained to milk but dont have any here. Just take it slow.
     
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    When they get there give them time and patience and maybe they will warm up to you. They are a different type of goat as they are basically a meat goat like a Boer. Some take time and when they see you feeding and petting the others some will warm up. If you breed them I would breed to a Nigi or something small depending on their size. They can be trained to milk but dont have any here. Just take it slow.
     
  8. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, perfect post to ask my stupid question::

    Why have an animal that faints??

    I had an opportunity to get some but didn't because I knew I'd be scared everytime I saw them on their side on the ground that they were dead.....

    Love my pygmies!!!
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:they don't actually faint, their legs freeze when they are startled and they fall over. no reason to ever panic.
     
  10. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm very excited for you! You will love them and since you already have goats you're a step ahead on taking good care of them.

    We will need to see pictures. [​IMG]
     

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